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    Thumbs down Democrats spin food stamp growth as one of their great accomplishments.

    The 'Food Stamp President' Loves the Dependent, Mostly for Their Votes


    In the 1970's, a difficult economic time under Jimmy Carter with his "misery index," 1 in 50 Americans was on food stamps. Today that number is 1 in 7.

    Just since 2008 the number of people in food stamp programs has doubled -- and the Democrats spin this as one of their great accomplishments.

    Democrats say the economy is "fine" and "recovering," yet the number of Americans on food stamps has grown exponentially. They cannot have it both ways, taking credit for food stamp program growth while maintaining that, under their policies, the economy is getting better.


    I would never have thought that any politician could be proud of the fact that now 45 million Americans (and many illegals) are dependent on the government with the monthly SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).

    What was intended to be a temporary "safety net" for people who fell on hard times has become for many a way of life. Our safety net has become a safety hammock.

    Most of what is done in Washington is hidden in spending bills with high-minded sounding names that divert voters with short attention spans. Obamacare is the "Affordable Care Act," and is the biggest tax increase in American history. The recently passed Farm Bill was a whopping $970 billion--78% of which goes to food stamp programs.

    Let's not forget that our credit rating was downgraded under this administration and we lost our AAA status. Obama's financial wizard, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, reacted to the news: "OK, then what happens if our car breaks down on the side of the road?"

    The administration seemed totally blindsided by the downgrade, like a Kardashian husband.

    First, the USDA encouraged people to have food stamp parties to promote the program. Now, in an election year, USDA is spending money advertising on Spanish-language soap operas for the first time, targeting Latino voters and, implicitly, illegals. Ay, caramba!

    Virtually unreported by the media, Obama gutted welfare reform when he signed an order saying welfare recipients would get paid and no longer have to be actively looking for work. The left views that as brilliant; it will double the ratings on daytime soaps on which he just bought ads.

    The epidemic of obesity in America, especially among the poor, indicates to me that we are plenty well-fed. Our garbage disposals eat better than most third world countries. In this country we have people with welfare-funded i-Phones standing in line for government handouts.

    I am concerned by what we have become: a country of moochers who expect others to work and to pay for their own sloth. The sad thing is that the Democrats and their welfare-consuming constituents do not even say "thank you" to those top 20% of tax payers who pay a record 94% of all federal taxes. Instead they resent us, angry because we want justification for this enormous growth in dependency.

    Somehow, the Obama team's narrative is that hard-working taxpayers are the villains and they need to pay more as their "fair share." What they are really saying is that the 20% of us who pay 94% of taxes are not doing enough for them.


    We are not asking for a thank-you note. We just can't understand the contempt of Democrats for those who pay the taxes, which they then use to buy the votes of the takers in society.

    This is not who we were or should be as a country. Our grandparents would pretend not to be sick so they could work. They lied about their ages so they could fight for our country in World War II. Today, people take pride in being on disability, taking government assistance and doing nothing to deserve it.

    There is a difference between need and greed. Welfare is the crystal meth of tyrants. Once you are hooked, they own you and your self-worth, especially when they convince you that you "deserve" to live off the hard work of others.

    Expecting others to pay their way makes the takers slaves to politicians and to government. They like it that you owe them. A person cannot ultimately have self-esteem when he is not self-sufficient.


    The real crime here is that dependency robs man of his sense of self-worth --- and his humanity.

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    Default Re: Democrats spin food stamp growth as one of their great accomplishments.

    This seems a little partisan

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    Default Re: Democrats spin food stamp growth as one of their great accomplishments.

    Hey ou48A ... I still haven't seen how your health care insurance has changed under the ACA like you said it did. You're not dodging the question are ya?

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    Default Re: Democrats spin food stamp growth as one of their great accomplishments.

    Quote Originally Posted by Easy180 View Post
    This seems a little partisan
    Ya think? LOL LOL Couldn't you just look at who posted it and know that?

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    Default Re: Democrats spin food stamp growth as one of their great accomplishments.

    Quote Originally Posted by Roadhawg View Post
    Hey ou48A ... I still haven't seen how your health care insurance has changed under the ACA like you said it did. You're not dodging the question are ya?
    I responded to your question on a different post and I will not take the time to respond again.

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    Default Re: Democrats spin food stamp growth as one of their great accomplishments.

    Quote Originally Posted by Easy180 View Post
    This seems a little partisan
    Unless youíre an extremist in denial the truth is never partisan.

    The truth is that sooner or later doing it your way will end.
    Why, because eventually your way runs out of other peopleís money.
    Manís history shows us the truth of this fact.
    But then Obama lies with great frequency but yet he still finds support from cult like robots.

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    Default Re: Democrats spin food stamp growth as one of their great accomplishments.

    Quote Originally Posted by ou48A View Post
    Unless youíre an extremist in denial the truth is never partisan.

    The truth is that sooner or later doing it your way will end.
    Why, because eventually your way runs out of other peopleís money.
    Manís history shows us the truth of this fact.
    But then Obama lies with great frequency but yet he still finds support from cult like robots.


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    Default Re: Democrats spin food stamp growth as one of their great accomplishments.

    Lots of left leaning people believe they are being compassioned by offering assistance but there is a point of excess and that is when "dependency robs man of his sense of self-worth."
    Millions of people have been robbed by this warped liberal compassion.

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    Default Re: Democrats spin food stamp growth as one of their great accomplishments.

    Quote Originally Posted by ou48A View Post
    Lots of left leaning people believe they are being compassioned by offering assistance but there is a point of excess and that is when "dependency robs man of his sense of self-worth."
    Millions of people have been robbed by this warped liberal compassion.
    "A welfare state is frightened of every poor person who tries to get in and every rich person who tries to get out."

    -Harry Browne




    "The welfare state reduces a citizen to a client, subordinates them to a bureaucrat, and subjects them to rules that are anti-work, anti-family, anti-opportunity and anti-property. Humans forced to suffer under such anti-human rules naturally develop pathologies. The evening news is the natural result of the welfare state."

    -Unknown

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    Default Re: Democrats spin food stamp growth as one of their great accomplishments.

    "Welfare is the crystal meth of tyrants.

    Once you are hooked, they own you and your self-worth, especially when they convince you that you "deserve" to live off the hard work of others"

    Dems promise you more welfare but in exchange for the gradual of loss of more freedoms and liberty’s.

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    Default Re: Democrats spin food stamp growth as one of their great accomplishments.

    Quote Originally Posted by ou48A View Post
    Unless you’re an extremist in denial the truth is never partisan.

    The truth is that sooner or later doing it your way will end.
    Why, because eventually your way runs out of other people’s money.
    Man’s history shows us the truth of this fact.
    But then Obama lies with great frequency but yet he still finds support from cult like robots.
    This seems a little partisan

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    Default Re: Democrats spin food stamp growth as one of their great accomplishments.

    Quote Originally Posted by Easy180 View Post
    This seems a little partisan
    Your way increasingly becomes like a prison for both the recipient and the payer.

    Your way is extremely partisan.

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    Lord Helmet Guest

    Default Re: Democrats spin food stamp growth as one of their great accomplishments.

    Quote Originally Posted by ou48A View Post
    Unless you’re an extremist in denial the truth is never partisan.
    You do realize you're talking about yourself here?

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    Default Re: Democrats spin food stamp growth as one of their great accomplishments.

    Quote Originally Posted by ou48A View Post
    I responded to your question on a different post and I will not take the time to respond again.
    No need to respond again... just post a link to your post Ever notice when you ask for specifics from some people you always get the "I already answered" and refuse to answer again lol

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    Default Re: Democrats spin food stamp growth as one of their great accomplishments.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Helmet View Post
    You do realize you're talking about yourself here?

    Welfare was never supposed to be like it’s become. It’s become not about helping people.

    It’s now a political tool of the left that robs man of his sense of self-worth. Anything less is being dishonest.


    But lies don’t bother committed leftist when they become so extreme they become like religious robot cult members.

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    Default Re: Democrats spin food stamp growth as one of their great accomplishments.

    If only us Dems had a Fair and Balanced network to watch that delivers information in a non partisan way we wouldn't be so extreme

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    Default Re: Democrats spin food stamp growth as one of their great accomplishments.

    It's simple: Food stamps buys votes.


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    Default Re: Democrats spin food stamp growth as one of their great accomplishments.

    Food stamps buy votes? So no wonder a chart I saw showed food stamps started going up under Bush.

    Meanwhile, if people, like ou48a, thinks it's wrong and goes against society for the government to feed poor people, then they ought to demand that the politicians abolish food stamps and let private charities and churches take worry about hungry people.

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    Default Re: Democrats spin food stamp growth as one of their great accomplishments.

    It's not a matter of feeding poor people its the ones that drive Escalade's to go pick up their groceries they bought with food stamps....

    Go back to commodities, sooner or later they'll get tired of government cheese....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackmoreRulz View Post
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    Go back to commodities, sooner or later they'll get tired of government cheese....

    Instead of 'building a better mousetrap' -- 'move the cheese.'


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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackmoreRulz View Post
    It's not a matter of feeding poor people its the ones that drive Escalade's to go pick up their groceries they bought with food stamps....

    Go back to commodities, sooner or later they'll get tired of government cheese....
    The cheese is yummy - it's the peanut butter they'll soon tire of!!

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    Default Re: Democrats spin food stamp growth as one of their great accomplishments.

    Quote Originally Posted by FFLady View Post
    The cheese is yummy - it's the peanut butter they'll soon tire of!!
    Oh yeah! The cheese and peanut butter.

    I knew a few people on welfare in the 70's. Commodities were what
    they needed. Period. Everything necessary for the family and
    how to fix it. Sometimes there was steak. All you had to do was
    get to the place once a week and pick it up.

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    Default Re: Democrats spin food stamp growth as one of their great accomplishments.

    Quote Originally Posted by ou48A View Post
    "Welfare is the crystal meth of tyrants.

    Once you are hooked, they own you and your self-worth, especially when they convince you that you "deserve" to live off the hard work of others"

    Dems promise you more welfare but in exchange for the gradual of loss of more freedoms and libertyís.
    So Americans very desperately need to wake up and come the the realization that helping out needy people is wrong and immoral? This is so because it teaches them that if they will just cooperate and keep on being needy, they will keep on getting handouts? Surely Prunepicker will agree to that since he thinks only 10% of the people on welfare are really worthy of it.

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    Default Re: Democrats spin food stamp growth as one of their great accomplishments.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bunty View Post
    So Americans very desperately need to wake up and come the the realization that helping out needy people is wrong and immoral? This is so because it teaches them that if they will just cooperate and keep on being needy, they will keep on getting handouts? Surely Prunepicker will agree to that since he thinks only 10% of the people on welfare are really worthy of it.
    The way Obama is trying to do it is wrong and immoral but yet that’s how a cult often works.

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    Prunepicker Guest

    Default Re: Democrats spin food stamp growth as one of their great accomplishments.

    Quote Originally Posted by ou48A View Post
    The way Obama is trying to do it is wrong and immoral but yet
    thatís how a cult often works.
    Exactly right. How anyone can come up with the idea that
    helping people is wrong is beyond comprehension. The private
    sector can do more for those in need than the government could
    ever hope for. The private sector can quickly find who needs
    help and who's rope-a-doping because it understands how to
    spend money, time and resources. Three items the government
    apparently knows nothing about.

    So far the government has done nothing but increased poverty and
    place millions on the voting rolls.

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